HC Deb 10 March 1964 vol 691 c44W
Lord Balniel

asked the Minister of Health in which hospitals with children's beds there are still restrictions on daytime visiting by parents; and why such restrictions are imposed in each case.

Mr. Barber

About two hundred and forty hospitals out of over 900 which admit children impose some restrictions on visiting. The reasons given include the difficulty of visiting on operating days, during teaching rounds, or while children are in school: limited accommodation: various medical considerations applying to special classes of case: interruption of hospital routine. The reasonableness of the restrictions is in each case being studied by hospital boards and myself.